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January 03, 2020

California Woman Injured, Three Airlifted from “Bamboo Forest” in Kailua, Maui

Fire officials say a 27-year-old woman from San Francisco, California was injured in a 25-foot fall. The woman landed on rocks adjacent to a pond and was unable to walk out on her own. Two members of her family, who reside in Kīhei, Maui, (a 47-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman) were also stranded due to a swollen stream following heavy rains in the area.
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October 17, 2019

Three Maui Mariners Rescued from Boat in Distress

The mariners, all described as in their 60s, were spearfishing in the area when they ran into engine trouble, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro.
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October 11, 2019

Fire Fighters Rescue Injured Woman from Fall at Maliko Bay

Maui fire and and rescue crews extracted a 35-year-old female fisherman after she fell five feet onto some rocks at the west end of Maliko Bay today.
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April 02, 2019

Vehicle Plunges 30 Feet Down Embankment in Hāliʻimaile, Maui

A small pickup truck had driven off the road, landing about 30 feet down a near-vertical embankment.
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April 01, 2019

Maui Woman Swept into Ocean at Kapalua

A Maui woman was medevaced to the Maui Memorial Medical Center after being swept into the ocean near the Cliff House in Kapalua.
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February 27, 2019

Two Visitors Pulled Unresponsive From West Maui Waters

Maui firefighters responded to two separate incidents on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in which swimmers were pulled from the ocean unresponsive in West Maui. Both individuals are believed to be visitors from China.
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February 05, 2019

Visitor Rescued From Waters Off Kā‘anapali, Maui

A 63-year-old male visitor was rescued from waters off of Kāʻanapali on Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2019.
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September 07, 2018

Capsized Canoe off Kīhei, Overturned Catamaran off Lāna‘i

The Coast Guard assisted the crew of a capsized canoe a mile off Keawakapu Beach in South Maui on Thursday night, Sept. 6, 2018.
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August 03, 2018

4 Hikers Airlifted from Hoapili Trail in Mākena

Rescue crews on board the fire department’s Air-1 helicopter located the teenager, along with two females and a male on the Hoapili Trail, also known as, “The Kings Highway,” roughly two miles east of the parking area at La Perouse Bay.
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June 25, 2018

Five Ocean Goers Rescued at Ukumehame, Swept Out by Gusty Winds

Rescue crews on Maui responded to a report of two standup paddleboarders and three kayakers who were reportedly being swept out to sea on Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2018 in the area of Ukumehame.
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September 09, 2017

6 Mariners Rescued from Vessel off Maui

Six people were rescued from a 27-foot vessel taking on water off Maui, Saturday. Those aboard the Makaliʻi were safely towed to the Kīhei Small Boat Ramp
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April 22, 2017

Hiker Medevaced from West Maui Trail

A San Francisco man was rescued from the Ohai Loop Trail near Nākālele Point on Friday, following reports that he was experiencing a medical emergency.
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May 22, 2016

Private Boat Rescues Kayaker off Ukumehame

West Maui firefighters and ocean safety lifeguards responded to a kayaker who called 911 for help, saying he couldn’t make it back to shore and was about a half-mile off of the Ukumehame area in West Maui at around 1:13 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
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December 09, 2009

VIDEO: Maui Firefighter first in state to be honored with Firemark Award

By Wendy OSHER A Maui Firefighter was honored today with the prestigious Liberty Mutual Firemark Award.  The presentation honors the valor and selfless spirit of firefighters who take the ultimate risk to help keep communities safe. In addition to being the first firefighter to be awarded the Firemark honor in the state of Hawaii, Crilley... Read more »
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January 27, 2009


The county is offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training beginning in March.  CERT members are volunteers who offer support to first responders during large scale emergencies or assist with non-emergency projects to improve safety in the community.  Each session is free and includes 30 hours of classroom and hands on training.  To register call... Read more »
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